One Hundred Days of Solitude

Ira Mukhoty

The rootlessness of family can give you the world

Kamila Shamsie: The Anatomy of a Friendship

In her new novel, Kamila Shamsie moves between Karachi of the late 1980s and London of today. She speaks to Open about how childhood bonds can fray and strengthen over time

An English Sense of Ending

The magic of Mark Rylance and the fading of Shakespeare

A Summer of Bewilderment

The Indian takeover of London is complete

Call of the Muezzin

A brief history of London’s Regent’s Park Mosque

Letter from a Desolate London

Sorry Mr Menon, it’s not your city any longer

The Indian Stitch & Style

Bespoke luxury suits and shirts with Indian origins

Ebrahim Alkazi: The Canvas of a Polymath

The forgotten paintings of Ebrahim Alkazi

Student Supplicant Politician Statesman

London played both active and passive roles in Gandhi’s life. It was where he became a man and a lawyer, and where he first played high-stakes politics. British law shaped him; the orderly part of his system was based squarely on the idea of staying within the law, and expecting your opponents to do the same

Rushdie’s Quest

Cervantes gets a worthy successor


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